Quick Review: BORIS THE BLADE The Human Hive
When it comes to deathcore at this point is mostly about re-inventing the wheel, and though there are bands that are taking up the challenge few actually deliver. I wouldn’t say Boris the Blade have reinvented the wheel with their new release, but they certainly took a solid crack at it.
Boris the Blade are an Australian band with only four years under their belt, but they certainly came out swinging for the top in such a short amount of time with a rely solid debut EP entitled Tides of Damnation. The group have been nonstop touring since including their home continent, all across Europe, and the US. It’s the groups follow up to their debut EP that really sends them to the top of my deathcore list The Human Hive.
Now let’s get this straight. This is still a deathcore album so that means breakdowns, and a lot of them, but it’s the flakes of traditional death metal that make up the death in deathcore sprinkled in this album that really make it shine. These juicy morsels are mostly exemplified in drummer Karl Stellar’s brain wrecking blast beats strewn across the album. This, coupled with some wickedly clever guitar riffs and solos, and Daniel Sharp’s vocal performance, have brought back the macabre, heavy feel death metal first injected into the genre at its beginnings. The album does have its faults though. I does get a little repetitive in the riffage, so it does feel like it runs together at points, but for their first full length Boris the Blade have delivered a very strong performance.
Boris the Blade’s The Human Hive is for fans of bands like Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, and The Crimson Armada, and deserves an 8/10.
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